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Signature: Signed, Dated and Numbered in pencil recto. Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Nam June Paik Printed At Styria Studio"

Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology

About Nam June Paik

Considered the father of video art, Nam June Paik pioneered the use of televisual electronic media in art. An integral member of the Fluxus movement alongside John Cage and George Macunias, Paik sought new modes of artistic expression and cultural exchange in his music, performances, and media works. Paik recognized the TV as more than a content delivery mechanism in works such as Zen for TV, a broken television broadcasting only a horizontal line across the screen. He created numerous robots composed of television sets, produced a synthesizer that allowed him and others to manipulate electronic imagery in real-time, and made the first video collages with found imagery. Coining the term “the electronic superhighway,” he imagined a world in which human beings near and far would be connected through radio waves and television broadcast channels—in many ways predicting the internet. Paik explored the widening reach of media in his large-scale video installations that display an assault of flickering of images and masterpieces like Good Morning, Mr. Orwell, a groundbreaking live performance broadcast on television in five countries on January 1, 1989, which offered a utopian answer to Orwell’s bleak predictions for the future in his classic novel 1984.

South Korean, 1932-2006, Seoul, South Korea

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London
2016
Nam June Paik: When He was in Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Nam June Paik: When He was in Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
Summer Art Deals, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
2013
Wall Works, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Schellmann Art, Berlin
2009
EXPostition of mythology – ELectronic technology, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
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